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Ten minutes later, Robert was dressing while Beth remained sat in bed, awake now.

“What exactly is it you need to do?” she asked, holding the covers to her front.

“Make sure that we have a record of every piece of evidence we’ve collected,” he said as he pulled on a t-shirt.

“What, ever?”


“How long is that going to take?”

He grinned. “A while.” Beth couldn’t help but pout a little. “Don’t sulk; you could come with me.”

Her face instantly broke out into a grin and, leaping from under the covers, she pulled some clothes out of the bag Robert had brought.

He laughed, catching her wrist and spinning her to him. A quiet yelp escaped from her mouth as she was suddenly moving through the air. She giggled as she looked up at him, biting her lip slightly. His thumb tugged her bottom lip free from the grasp of her teeth.

He kissed her slowly, letting his tongue slip between her lips. She moaned, letting him. After a short moment, he pulled away.

“We might not make it out of the room at this rate,” he whispered.

“Sounds good to me.”

He laughed quietly. “I have a job to do.”

She frowned at him a little before laughing and finishing dressing.

When she was fully dressed in a dark blue t-shirt and jeans, she slipped her hand into hers, standing on her tip-toes so she could kiss him briefly.

He kissed her back and led her out of the room. The living room was empty except for Onyx, who was asleep on one of the sofas.

Robert held a finger to his lips, telling her to be quiet. She said nothing until they were in the long corridor again and the door was shut.

“Is he okay?” she asked, worrying.

“He’ll be fine. After last night’s gas leak was sorted, Onyx went around and checked all the other pipes, as well as going through all the footage from the past day or so to make sure no one had tampered.”

“You’re expecting the pipes to have been messed with?” she asked, surprised.

He shook his head. “You can never be sure. But those gas pipes are designed not to even bend under the most amount of pressure possible.”

“Oh, I see.”

Robert went to another door on the other side of the hallway, typing in a code. He opened it wide for her to enter first.

“Woah,” she breathed, walking further in.

The room was... huge. Too big to even be called a room, more like a great hall or something. She couldn’t see how far back it extended but there were four rows of large shelves. The shelves were a couple of metres tall, at least, and never seemed to end as they stretched further and further out. This is a warehouse, Beth realised.

“You can’t hope to get all this done in one day,” Beth said to him.

He laughed, grinning. “I don’t. That’s why I drafted in some of the others.”


“The evidence room is Elijah’s responsibility and we dragged Jay, Grim, Lucas and Eko.”

The End

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